The CIBACOPA All-Star Game is coming up this Saturday, May 13, in Hermosillo, Sonora.
The Tijuana Zonkeys will have two players that will represent them in Dominic Cheek and Jose Carlos Zesati.
Cheek came to the Zonkeys later in the campaign but made an immediate impact and became a figure for the border city side.
The former Villanova player has averaged 15.86 points per game in just seven games played and can be lethal from three-point range. In the Zonkeys latest game, Cheek had 30 points with 12 rebounds and five assists, showing that he is an all-around vital player for the team.
Cheek’s first game with Tijuana came on April 26 against Mazatlán and the American forward put on a show at the Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez. Cheek netted himself 26 points and went 5-for-10 from three-point range, at one point in the game getting three consecutive three-pointers.
The inclusion of Cheek was not all that surprising, but it was to a certain extent as he only played in a few games with the team. The other representative for Los Burro-Zebras in Hermosillo, Sonora, will be Jose Carlos Zesati. The 22-year-old has been a player that has impressed the head coach, David Abramowitz, and has been an important player for the border city side coming off the bench.
The most points Zesati has scored in a game was 17, coming against Ostioneros de Guaymas. The 6-foot-7 man is usually a role player that is arguably one of Tijuana’s most important bench players, always good for around nine or more points coming off the bench.
The Mexican player can also be a real threat from long range. In that game where the lanky youngster netted himself 17 points, he had five three-pointers, showcasing just how accurate he can be shooting threes. This will serve as a confidence builder for both players and will surely benefit the team in the long run. Cheek needs the confidence, being new to the CIBACOPA league, while Zesati is still young, and this can be a great new experience for the 22-year-old. The Zonkeys are currently in third place in the CIBACOPA and could benefit from the break coming off losing two out of three games to Durango. Vamos Zonkeys!